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Elbowoods Memorial Health Center: Specialty Nurse

Elbowoods Memorial Health Center

This is a Contract position in New Town, ND posted January 31, 2021.

Job Description POSITION: Specialty Nurse, RN RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Nursing SALARY: Starting salary will be determined by funding, experience, and training level. CLASSIFICATION: Non-Management, Regular, Full-time LOCATION: Elbowoods Memorial Health Center POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible to the Elbowoods Memorial Health Center, Director of Nursing, to maintain standards of patient care. The purpose of this position is to provide specialized nursing serves in accordance with professional and nursing principals. This position requires licensure as registered nurse and experience as stated. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Position serves primarily as Clinical Staff Nurse at the TAT Health Centers. i. Responsible for the overall flow of patient care, assists physicians with patient care, scheduling examinations, and performing miscellaneous reception and office duties in connection with charting, referrals, appointments, and assuring that supply stocks are adequate. ii. Coordinate timely flow of patient care in the clinic. iii. Obtain and accurately record patient history, chief complaints, vital signs, and current medication in patient record. iv. Set up and assist primary care provider with medical procedures such as suturing, minor surgery, casting, and urgent care treatments. v. Maintain or insure cleanliness of exam rooms and work areas. vi. Draw, prepare, and test blood and other body fluids per provider’s order (site dependent). vii. Provides follow up patient care, education, and completes primary care provider’s orders. viii. LPN and RN nursing staff will adhere to their scope of practice according to the North Dakota Board of Nursing. ix. Accurately complete nursing documentation in a timely fashion. x. Communicate issues and concerns following the chain of clinical command. xi. Collaborates with other health care professionals regarding clinical issues and patient care. xii. Assesses, plans, and implements urgent care treatment as required. xiii. Assist with updating policies, procedures, chart reviews, and forms. xiv. Maintains licensure and CEU’s in accordance with the North Dakota Board of Nursing standards. xv. Performs clinic orientation for new Nursing staff. 2) Represents TAT Health Care Centers in a highly professional manner. 3) Assesses the patient biophysical, psychosocial, emotional, educational, spiritual, cultural needs of patients. 4) Utilizes the nursing process, initiates and completes patient assessment and initiates, develops, implements, and evaluates the patient care plan. 5) Provides comprehensive nursing care to patients’ plan of care and the providers medical plan of care 6) Operates and monitors medical equipment (such as Infusion pumps, AED, EKG machine, O2, suction, neb machine etc. Reports malfunction to biomed/maintenance. 7) Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed by provider including medications, IV fluids, treatments, and assists with procedures: prepare the patient, assisting during the procedure and evaluating results. 8) Develops a plan of care for individual patients utilizing nursing diagnosis, participates in problem solving to improve service delivery of patient care in collaboration with all nursing and providers. 9) Participates in implementing changes and actives to improve nursing services. 10) Supports and adheres to administrative and nursing service policies and procedures. 11) Participates in and contributes to improving the quality of nursing care. 12) Provides patient and families education 13) Assists with the management of supplies and equipment on clinical area. 14) Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency through continuing education, in-service, workshops’ and staff meetings. 15) Adheres to all policies and procedures of EMHC nursing departmental facility.16) Establishes positive communications with all departments of EMHC to assure stable operations. 17) Demonstrates respect and understanding of confidentiality for patients, staff and others according to policy and HIPAA regulation. 18) Maintain required reporting as assigned. 19) Participates in EMHC staff meetings, assigned committees, community events, and other meetings as instructed or deemed necessary. 20) Actively strives to educate the community on the mission, vision and values of EMHC in a positive approach to assist in the growth of the organization and assist our community in its healthcare needs. 21) Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Elbowoods Memorial Health Centers. 22) Able to adapt and work with a wide range of providers and specialty providers on ongoing basis. 23) And other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:  High School Diploma / GED, REQUIRED.  Must be a graduate of an approved Nursing program, REQUIRED. Must submit copy of degree or transcripts with application.  Hold a current Registered Nurse license or temporary permit from the North Dakota Board of Nursing, REQUIRED  Excellent communication skills necessary, REQUIRED.  Attention to detail necessary, REQUIRED.  Computer literate and basic proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, email, and database software), REQUIRED.  Medical Terminology, PREFERRED.  Maintain hard copy and electronic filing system, PREFERRED.  Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management, and general administration.  Operate standard office equipment.  Familiarity with American Plains Indian culture, values, and traditions, HELPFUL.  Must be responsible, dependable, and able to maintain confidentiality of information.  Must have a valid N.D. driver’s license in good standing and must supply driver’s license abstract from the Department of Motor Vehicle.  Will need to have an acceptable motor vehicle record. A copy of driver’s license and verification of driver’s record from the North Dakota Department of Motor Vehicle, REQUIRED.  Must submit to clear Criminal Records Background Check.  Must submit to an Alcohol/Drug Screen and random testing as per policy.  Indian Preference will apply. Must submit documentation with application to qualify for Indian Preference.Company DescriptionElbowoods Memorial Health Center. Opened in October 2011, this state-of-the-art health care facility has long been promoted by the Three Affiliated Tribes as fulfillment of promises made during the flooding of Garrison Dam in the 1950s.This full service clinic not only offers preventive and therapeutic health services, but will also add to the growth and strength of the community and enhance the quality of life for the residents of Fort Berthold Reservation.